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EPA Climate Science Next Target After Pruitt’s Carbon Comments?

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Bloomberg BNA discusses Scott Pruitt's potential targeting of the EPA's greenhouse gas program

The EPA in 2009 determined that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases pose a risk to the environment and human health and therefore should be regulated under the Clean Air Act, kicking off the Obama administration’s efforts to limit emissions from power plants and vehicles.

Undoing that determination would require a significant reversal on the part of the EPA and may be impossible in the face of states moving on their own to address climate change and the 2015 Paris Agreement reached by nearly 200 countries, William Yeatman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Bloomberg BNA.

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